Gary Yohe, along with Richard Richels and Henry Jacoby, published “Adapt, Abate, or Suffer – Lessons from Hurricane Dorian” in the Globe Post on October 22.
Our colleague Joyce Jacobsen, Wesleyan’s Andrews Professor of Economics, was inaugurated on October 18 as the 29th president of Hobart College and 18th president of William Smith College. You can see her inauguration here (her speech starts at 49:00).
Richard Grossman discussed the latest unemployment numbers and current state of the economy with Todd Feinburg on WTIC radio.
Prof. Ryuichiro Izumi organized a Nobel prize prediction contest in his Economics 302 (Macroeconomic Analysis) class, aiming that students get interested in recent developments and discussions in macro and other fields. Anna Yeo, a junior major, correctly predicted Esther Duflo to win the award.
Chris Hogendorn presented “Unequal Growth in Local Wages: Rail versus Internet Infrastructure” (co-author David Schwartz ’17) in a seminar at the City College of New York on October 3. He also presented his paper “The Long Tail of Online News Visits” (co-authored with Lisa George and Hengyi Zhu ’15) at the Media Economics Workshop, Braga, … Read more
Ryuichiro Izumi attended the Vienna Macro Café Conference on October 10-12 organized by the Vienna Institute for Advanced Studies, the Vienna Graduate School of Economics, and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He presented his paper Opacity: Insurance and Fragility, and was chosen for the “Rookie of the year” award! Here is a photo … Read more
Melanie Khamis gave a talk entitled “Migration and the Labor Market: New Evidence from Mexico,” at the Macmillan Center for Latin American and Iberian Studies at Yale University on September 27. She also gave a talk entitled “Personality, Gender, and the Labor Market” (joint work with David Condon, Giovanni Hutchinson ‘19, Joyce Jacobsen, Laurence Levin, and … Read more